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Title: New Jersey and Tobacco Use


1
New Jersey and Tobacco Use
  • From presentation of John L. Hulick, MS, CPS
  • at Framing the Future Conference 2005
  • Shared by Mr. Charles Blake of Communities
    Against Tobacco - C.A.T. Coalition of Camden
    County
  • Camden County Cancer Coalition Meeting - June 29,
    2005

2
Smoking Related Deaths in N.J.
  • 12,800 persons die each year related to smoking
    and other uses of tobacco
  • 7,700 children have lost at least one parent to
    smoking-caused death
  • At current trends, 134,000 children alive today,
    who have started to smoke, will die from tobacco
    related diseases

3
Tobacco Use in New Jersey
  • Middle School use of tobacco in 2001 survey
  • Lifetime use 25
  • Past 30 days use 7.2
  • Under the age of 18, youth who become new, daily
    smokers each year 20,100 in NJ
  • Packs of cigarettes bought or smoked by young
    people each year 21 million packs
  • Adults who smoke in NJ as of 2003 21.4

4
Good News about Tobacco Control in New Jersey
  • Smoking among middle school students
  • dropped by 42 in New Jersey since the
  • inception of NJ Tobacco Control Program in 1999.
  • 1999 lifetime use of tobacco 38.4
  • 2001 lifetime us of tobacco dropped to 25.2

5
Monetary Costs in New Jersey
  • Annual health care expenditures directly caused
    by tobacco use - 2.6 Billion
  • State Medicaid payments - 554 Million
  • Non-health related costs estimated
  • e.g. decline in productivity - 1.1 Billion

6
Costs Savings for Smoking Cessation Programs
  • 1000 Youth kept from smoking Decline of 12
    million in future health care costs
  • 1000 Adults prompted to quit Decline of 8
    million in future health care costs.

7
Camden County Updates
  • C.A.T. Coalition expanding mandate to prevention
    and education against abuse of Alcohol
  • C.A.T. Presentations per year 30-35
  • 13 Rivershark Games reached 48,000 in 2004
  • Cost of the Quit Center at Kennedy is 75-100
  • R.E.B.E.L. four programs from different
    schools. In the county, there has been a 10
    drop in teen-age smoking where there have been
    R.E.B.E.L. clubs.
  • Before the State cut the funds for C.A.T. by a
    third, the county coalition had a mini-grant
    program to focus on tobacco use issues and
    smoking cessation

8
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Deaths in Camden County by
Race / Ethnicity
Death Rates are per 100,000 age adjusted,
2000Census
9
Lung Cancer / Smoking Cessation Workgroup of the
Cancer Coalition
  • Support the membership drive for the Camden
    County C.A.T. Coalition
  • Support the Signature Campaign to get Clean Air
    Act passed S1962 in NJ Senate
  • Smoking Cessation Program financial support to be
    researched and shared for all providers
  • Request that Coalition get a grant to pilot test
    smoking cessation programs being made available
    in high schools in Camden County

10
Join the Lung Cancer/Smoking Cessation Workgroup
  • Sign up on the sheet being passed around
  • Contact Jean F. Mouch
  • 856-663-3998
  • mouchjf_at_yahoo.com
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